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Key Facts

Full name
Stephen Power

Known as
Stephen Power

Born
7 October 1950 (age 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 229d
Last game: 28y 329d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 39, 21

Stephen Power

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1969-1979177250.1446%13.732.362.787
Total1969-1979177250.1446%13.732.362.787

AFL: 8,163rd player to appear, 894th most games played, 3,289th most goals kickedFootscray: 578th player to appear, 40th most games played, 223rd most goals kicked

Pacy and skilful, if sometimes underrated, utility Steve Power gave Footscray consistently fine service over more than a decade. He joined the club from St Kevin's College, and made his senior VFL debut in 1969. Probably best suited to a half back flank or a wing, he was sufficiently adaptable to produce serviceable football in almost any position owing to his smooth, one grab style of play allied to exemplary courage and determination. At his peak during the mid-1970s, he finished second to all time great Gary Dempsey in the Bulldogs' 1974 best and fairest count. By the time he retired in 1979 he had played 177 VFL games and kicked 25 goals.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.